Encountering Islam: Collecting, Scholarship and Contemporary Visions

March 28 – May 7, 2008

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr. Marcus Millwright and Dr. Astri Wright

This exhibition aims to provide insights into Islamic art’s long and varied history, through a selection of works from the University of Victoria Art Collections and Special Collections.

The academic study of Islamic culture represents another form of encounter. This exhibition will feature the activities of nineteenth-century British scholars and artists in India. Some of the displayed art works will demonstrate the influence of Islamic aesthetics on European art and design. Encountering Islam will also present current research now being conducted by faculty and students at the University of Victoria.